Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has admitted he is delighted with the return of midfielder N'Golo Kante who is in contention to face Liverpool on Sunday.
Kante has been on the sidelines, missing four matches of Chelsea after he picked up an ankle injury during his side's 1-1 draw with Leicester City in the Premier League. Kante resumed training this week and Lampard believes the return of the Frenchman will be a huge boost to the Blues when they take on the league leaders.
“It’s a boost with N’Golo. We all know the importance of him for the team with the attributes that he brings," he said.
“The only question for me is how fit he is because he’s had a long time out now since the back end of last season."
“I know he played a couple of games this year but I didn’t count them as such because he missed the pre-season and what he did in Istanbul was miraculous as opposed to the norm, to play how he did without training."
Lampard met Jurgen Klopp's men in the Super Cup at the start of the finals where Chelsea lost on penalties.